Register Login Scores

PSL

Tembo Praises 'Outstanding' SuperSport Midfielder

SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo had some kind words for one of his midfielders following the win over Orlando Pirates.

Read: Jele's Penalty Saved As Bucs' Title Charge Takes A Dent

The Tshwane outfit moved up to fourth spot in the Absa Premiership with a 1-0 win over the Buccaneers on Wednesday evening.

Jamie Webber was handed a start in the SuperSport midfield as Teboho Mokoena was suspended, and Tembo had nothing praise for the midfielder.

“I told him ‘I can’t protect you forever, at some point I need to throw you in there’ and said ‘go and play, do what you do at training, that’s all I want to see’ and he did exactly that. He was outstanding," Tembo told SuperSport after the game.

"He played very well. He played like a senior player. His decisions were very good, his pressing was very good. I’m happy for him,” he said.

The SuperSport coach did feel his side should have had the game sewn up in the opening 45 minutes.

“It was a difficult game but I think we should have wrapped it up in the first half. We created clear-cut chances, probably the final ball and decision-making [was the problem]," he addded.

“But at the same time I have to give it to the guys. This is the SuperSport I know. This is the SuperSport that started the season and we had lost it a little bit. We fight, we’re difficult to beat when we play this way. I’m happy we getting that back.

“We spent the whole week working on that. We knew that their full-backs were going to go forward and that first ball out of the pressure had be out but at times we overran the ball. That final ball took long to go diagonal and it allowed their full backs some time to recover.

“We had a few breaks with Aubrey [Modiba] and Evans (Rusike) and we couldn’t just capitalise. But Wayne (Sandilands) did well, he pulled two saves on the line, and that showed the amount of pressure we were putting them.”

nextarticle

Micho Reflects On Bucs' Loss To SuperSport

2 comments

Top 5

Inside Chiefs - How Amakhosi Make Dreams Come True...

3 Feb 21, 2020 01:03 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid Players In Europe Revealed

12 Feb 11, 2020 07:14 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

What FIFA Says About The Yellow Card Saga…

156 Feb 21, 2020 02:36 PM in PSL

Man City Could Be Relegated To League Two

49 Feb 17, 2020 06:28 PM in English Premier League

10 Players Missing For Nedbank Last 16

5 Feb 21, 2020 09:01 AM in Nedbank Cup

Philosophical Rhulani Stuns As He Poses Alongside R6 Million Ride

9 Feb 21, 2020 02:12 PM in Show Me The Money

4 Pipes Only: Did You See Mathoho’s Yellow Luxury Ride Squad?

1 Feb 19, 2020 08:00 AM in Stars & Their Cars

10 Images Of Teko’s Stunning New R3 Million Bentley

4 Feb 21, 2020 03:50 PM in Show Me The Money

Reports: Real & PSG Pushed UEFA To Ban Man City

18 Feb 19, 2020 09:30 AM in UEFA Champions League

What FIFA Says About The Yellow Card Saga…

156 Feb 21, 2020 02:36 PM in PSL

A Plea To Pirates About Jele…

8 Feb 21, 2020 07:50 AM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

Khanye Confident Of A Return To Top-Flight

12 Feb 21, 2020 12:14 PM in PSL

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

29 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Sundowns Closer To Top 5 In Africa

21 Feb 21, 2020 10:39 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns